Safe, Socially-Distanced Family Travel to Algonquin Park

Has there ever been a more suitable time in our nation’s history for a true backcountry escape into the vast Central Ontario wilderness? Coronavirus has changed how we work, gather, dine, and, of course, vacation, particularly for those with growing families. Luckily, there is a genuinely remote destination in the heart of Algonquin Park, a 7,600-square-mile wild playground that’s begging to be explored. This summer, Algonquin Eco-Lodge is limiting its capacity to allow proper social distancing amongst guests and staff. Safe, socially-distanced family travel is our number one priority. Thankfully, the team has done a stellar job continuously follow Canada’s cleaning guidelines, prevention methods, and travel advice. Much like the rest of this great country, we’ve adopted. And we’re happy to report that the Eco-Lodge has never been more enticing!

Safe Family Travel: 10 Ways to Practice Social Distancing

Photo of a Woman on Horseback—Family Travel at Its Finest!

Life has never been overly crowded or busy here at Algonquin Eco-Lodge. Our eco-friendly, carbon-neutral respite sees much less foot traffic than your typical bustling resort. And we like it that way. Safe family travel comes naturally in these dense backwoods, which are dotted with pristine lakes, towering hemlocks, and curious wildlife. Guests can practice safe social distancing while learning about our gracious earth, admiring its beauty, and relaxing under the soothing sun. This glorious place is geared toward the particularly adventurous family travellers who don’t mind greeting this rugged land with a wide smile. Without further ado, here are 10 unique (and fun) ways to practice social distancing this summer:

  1. A lengthy, audacious geocaching expedition
  2. Several miles of authentic backcountry hiking trails
  3. A canoe trip through Algonquin Park
  4. Birding in the dense forestry amid sky-high hemlocks, vibrant birches, and wide sugar maples
  5. Try forest bathing, an ancient Japanese relaxation technique
  6. Embark on an unforgettable horseback riding excursion atop a majestic, well-trained beast
  7. Give back (and build character) by eco-volunteering
  8. Relaaax…you probably need it
  9. Successfully complete a family-focused digital detox itinerary
  10. Photograph the wilderness—the best photo gets a prize!

Secluded, Eco-Friendly Algonquin Park Lodges

Photo of a Foggy Lake near the Eco-Lodge's Family Travel Accommodations.

Hopefully, these 10 family travel adventures will give the kids (and yourself) a much-needed boost. During these uncertain times, due to COVID-19, the last thing you need is to stress about your next vacation. For your safety, we’re limiting our capacity to 10 people, down from 34. So there is ample acreage for proper social distancing. Who doesn’t love a little extra space for mid-day adventures and deep relaxation? Unlike your typical hotel near Algonquin Park, we’re located in the thick of it. In fact, the walk from the lot to the lodge is approximately 2.3 kilometres. To learn more about our particularly gorgeous slice of Central Ontario, please give us a call today at 905-471-9453.